Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Hope filled quote for the Church from Eugene Peterson

I listened/watched to an interview with Eugene Peterson from Catalyst West conference in 2012. As a final question he was asked if he was hopeful for the church. His reply is worth noting...

"I am hopeful. I know there is a lot of pessimism in the church these days... some of it hysterical... but you know we've been in this situation so many times in the past 2000 years and 2000 years before that as a Jewish community. We've never been successful... never! Can you find one good successful Church in the New Testament? And when was Israel ever faithful? For short periods of time once in a while, but mostly they were a mess... and yet all the way through this salvation is being worked out, with people just like us people just like in your congregations... I know its hard but its also glorious."

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